Job Title: Field Officer (VPRS)
Organisation: International Criminal Court (ICC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Net Annual Salary: EUR 68,673
Reports to: Chief of Field Office
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Victim Participation and Reparation:
· The incumbent formulates, proposes and implements field strategies, policies and activities relating to the Registry’s role in relation to the participation of victims in proceedings and reparations, in accordance with the functions of the Registry and specific judicial orders.
· Represents the Registry in field meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences, and contributes to the preparation of standard forms and informational materials relating to victim participation and reparations.
· Plans and implements the selection, training and support of intermediaries in accordance with the Court Guidelines on Intermediaries.
· In the absence of the Field Officer (Outreach), the incumbent will oversee activities related to Outreach functions and supervises the team assigned to such functions.
· Works closely with legal representatives of victims on the ground, maintains relations with the legal community and implements procedures for the organisation of legal representation of victims when the Registry is requested to do so.
Reporting and Documentation:
· Establishes feedback mechanisms to produce analysis on results and progress, to capture lessons learnt and document good practices in victim participation and reparation, public information and Outreach.
· Applies established accountability instruments, including benchmarks and indicators, to evaluate progress and success in advancing communication objectives and enhanced response and monitoring of public perceptions and attitudes towards the Court. Ensures the maintenance of internal databases with relevant information for ICC reporting purposes.
· Prepares and reviews assessment papers and related submissions for the Head of Office and senior Registry
· Officials on mission, and liaises with the Chief of VPRS and Head of PIOS/Outreach Unit or delegated authorities at ICC Headquarters when necessary.
· Actively promotes efficient information sharing and cooperation among in-country team members.
· Keeps the Chief of the Field Office informed of progress made in the implementation of activities.
· Guides, supervises and trains both internationally and locally recruited staff assigned to the field office for outreach and victim participation and reparations purposes, acts as reporting officer for Performance Appraisal Reports of staff under supervision, and carries out substantive review of others’ work as needed.
· Takes responsibility for the budget allocated to the implementation of plans relating to victim participation and reparation, public information and outreach, and prepares budget estimates. Ensures the integrity and timeliness of substantive and financial activity reports. Prepares regular and specific impact, policy, financial, evaluation and statistical reports on activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Field Officer (VPRS) career opportunity should possess an advanced university degree in social communication, journalism, political science, law or another relevant discipline is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
· At least five years (seven years with a first-level degree) of relevant experience is required.
· Significant experience in designing and preparing communication plans and tactics result-oriented with contents tailored to specific stakeholders including victims, affected communities, legal groups, civil society organisations, academics and journalists.
· Broad knowledge of how to design, organise and conduct trainings is required.
· Previous experience to manage sensitive information as the incumbent will be dealing with information relating to victims, intermediaries and third parties, whose identities are confidential in the proceedings.
· Field experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the countries or region in which the Court operates.
· Extensive knowledge of ICC law and procedure and of the Courts’ legal texts and the judicial proceedings related to the designated country is desirable.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills. Manages public speaking skill emotions and responds accordingly.
· Exhibits interest in having two-way communication: Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and tailors language, tone, style, and format to match audience.
· Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed and implements problem-solving and conflict resolution approaches.
· Capacity to stimulate dialogue with local partners; sensitivity to political issues and adaptability to local environment would be considered an asset.
· Management experience including personnel development and budget and programme management.
· Ability to think of solutions to potential problems including contingency problems that typically involve resource planning and gaining the cooperation of others, e.g. when organising an event.
· Interacting with people from various nationalities and working in an international environment.
· Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve goals; delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines.
· Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English is required. Working knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be considered an asset.
ICC Core Competencies:
Dedication to the mission and values:
· Acts consistently in accordance with the mission and values of the Organisation;
· Maintains confidentiality, acts with integrity and shows respect for diversity;
· Shows commitment to the organisation;
· Presents a positive image of the organisation during external discussions.
· Applies professional and technical expertise;
· Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
· Produces workable solutions to a range of problems;
· Listens, consults and communicates proactively;
· Handles disagreements with tact and diplomacy;
· Recognises and rewards the contribution of others;
Learning and developing:
· Identifies development strategies needed to achieve work and career goals and makes use of developmental or training opportunities;
· Learns from successes and failures;
· Seeks feedback and gives feedback to others to increase organisational effectiveness;
· Seeks opportunities for improvement of work;
· Has an open mind and contributes to innovation.
Handling uncertain situations:
· Adapts to changing circumstances;
· Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents;
· Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances;
· Manages time effectively.
· Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly;
· Handles contacts with diplomacy and tact;
· Communicates in a transparent and open way with internal and external contacts while complying with confidentiality requirements.
· Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm;
· Keeps to agreements with others;
· Focuses on client needs;
· Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people;
· Monitors and maintains quality and productivity
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) should apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 9th December, 2016
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